Traci Albers, MBA

Director of Operations


Traci is responsible for the operational and financial success of several SMP sites. She provides the necessary support and leadership to the SMP facilities, as well as helping with new development projects for the company. Traci began her career as CEO at a critical access hospital and rural health clinic in South Dakota. After several years in this role, she joined Surgical Management Professionals in 2002. In her initial role with SMP, she served as the executive director of High Pointe Surgery Center, a multi-specialty ASC in Minnesota. In the late 2000s, Traci assumed a new role working for one of the ASC’s partner hospital. During her tenure with the hospital, she was responsible for system marketing as well as hospital operations, which included laboratory, pharmacy, home care, hospice, assisted living, pulmonary rehabilitation, community relations, retail, and the chaplaincy program. In 2010, Traci made the move back to the ambulatory surgery center market with SMP  and served as the executive director for High Pointe Surgery Center and North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center’s Maple Grove. In 2016, Traci was promoted to director of operations with SMP. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and her Masters in business administration from the University of South Dakota. Traci has been a speaker at national and state association meetings for both ASCs and specialty hospitals. She served as the first president of the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and currently participates in the Government Affairs Committee and as a board member for the association. She is a results-driven leader and relishes the opportunity to partner with entrepreneurial physicians to provide high quality, low cost care.

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    Surgical Management Professionals (SMP) is proud to announce the opening of a new surgery center in West Des Moines, Iowa. The latest addition to the SMP family, we are thrilled to already be handling cases at the center. SMP is experiencing tremendous growth with a new Cardiac Surgery Center opening in California in a few […]

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